MRVS Year 5 Report

GUYANA FORESTRY COMMISSION

Monitoring Reporting and Verification System
Interim Measures Report Year 5, Version 1
1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) is pleased to release, the fifth performance report on Interim Measures for Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+), under Guyana’s Monitoring Reporting and Verification System (MRVS). This Report covers the year 2014.

This Version of the Report is released for public review, and has been completed as part of Guyana MRVS Roadmap for REDD+, and performance reporting process, under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Kingdom of Norway. Additionally, a summarised version of the full Report is also available for reference.

Feedback is invited from interested stakeholders, for a period of one month, commencing 7th October, 2015 to 7th November, 2015. All feedback should be sent to:
Email Address: mrvsyear5report@gmail.com

The target audience for this Report is the General Public including, but not limited to, the Governments of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Kingdom of Norway, the Private Sector, Civil Society, Communities, non-Governmental Organisations, Policy Makers, Scientists, REDD+ Experts, and the International Community. Given the wide range of the target audience, the Report is written in such a way to facilitate a balance of interests across these groups, with some aspects of the Report covering technical methods of GIS and Remote Sensing.

This Report has been produced by the GFC with advice and technical support from Indufor, and has been subject to independent Accuracy Assessment conducted by the University of Durham, United Kingdom. Version 2 of this report, which will be informed by stakeholder feedback from the public review process, will be verified by an independent third party Auditor. This will inform Version 3, the final version of this Report, and will include the findings of the independent third party verification process. The results of the third party verification will also be made public.

Thank you.

James Singh
Guyana Forestry Commission


Guyana REDD+ Monitoring Reporting & Verification System (MRVS)
Year 5 Summary Report
1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014

Version 1
7th October 2015

Summary
In early 2015, a revised Joint Concept Note (JCN) under the Guyana/Norway Agreement was issued, and replaced the JCN of 2012. The revised JCN provides an update on progress in key areas of work including the MRVS. REDD+ Interim Indicators and reporting requirements, as had been outlined in the 2009, 2011, and 2012 JCNs, were maintained. The intention is that these interim measures will be phased out as the Monitoring Reporting and Verification System (MRVS) is fully established1.

The basis for comparison of the area-based interim measures is the 30 September 2009 Benchmark Map2. The first reporting period (termed Year 1) spanned 01 October 2009 to 30 September 2010. Thereafter an annual assessment has been conducted. This summary Report presents the findings of the fifth national assessment…Click here for more information


Guyana REDD+ Monitoring Reporting & Verification System (MRVS)
Year 5 Interim Measures Report
1 January 2014 – 31 December 2014

Version 1
7th October 2015

Summary
In early 2015, a revised Joint Concept Note (JCN) under the Guyana/Norway Agreement was issued, and replaced the JCN of 2012. The revised JCN provides an update on progress in key areas of work including the MRVS. REDD+ Interim Indicators and reporting requirements, as had been outlined in the 2009, 2011, and 2012 JCNs, were maintained. The intention is that these interim measures will be phased out as the Monitoring Reporting and Verification System (MRVS) is fully established2.

The basis for comparison of the area-based interim measures is the 30 September 2009 Benchmark Map3. The first reporting period (termed Year 1) spanned 01 October 2009 to 30 September 2010. Thereafter an annual assessment has been conducted. This report presents the findings of the fifth national assessment…Click here for more information

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